Estimates suggest that of the 1.2 billion people in the world who do not have access to electricity, half live in Africa. One way forward to solve Africa’s power supply problem is to give people access to electricity through the development of off-grid and ‘mini-grid’ solutions. However, this technology remains nascent and there are a number of barriers to widespread uptake.
Leading insurers and risk managers around the world are issuing serious warnings to shipowners of the growing piracy and other operational risks in west Africa.
A major claim related to a leak at an oil installation in Ghana is set to send shockwaves through the local market and raise questions about the sustainability of local carriers.
Steve Mbogo looks at the oil and gas picture across east Africa.